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Final call to submit films to Light Moves festival of screendance 2016


Light Moves 2016

Filmmakers, choreographers and video artists are reminded that the Light Moves festival of screendance Open Call for Film Submissions 2016 closes on Friday 27 May.

Light Moves 2016 takes place from 3-6 November. Films eligible for consideration are screendance works which embrace dance and all forms of movement through the art of film and video art. Submissions should be made via the festival website The closing date for receipt of entries is Friday 27 May 2016. Prizes will be awarded to both established and student practitioners for works submitted via the Open Call. Full details, terms and conditions are available from

Works which will be considered include:
– Long films exceeding 20 minutes duration to be presented in a cinematic context.
– Short films not exceeding 20 minutes duration to be presented in a cinematic context.
– Short films and video art to be presented on individual displays in a gallery/installation context.
– Documentaries.
– Student films in which the director and/or the choreographer is a registered student on a course up to and including MA level.

In addition to films which embrace dance, submissions that reflect the unique potential of cinematography and sound as well as alternative forms such as animation and computer modelling will also be considered. While previously screened works are accepted, recent works will be given particular consideration in the selection process.

Jenny Traynor, Director of Dance Limerick which produces Light Moves, said “We’re really pleased with the standard of works submitted so far this year from all around the globe – all over Europe and further afield. Filmmakers should be sure to have their entries with us by Friday 27th of May and join us for the festival in November”.

Light Moves is Ireland’s only festival dedicated to the art of dance on film and video art with movement as a central theme, and is a response to the vibrant and expanding field of dance film / screendance in Ireland and internationally. The festival combines classics, family screenings, invited works, open submissions and explorations of screendance with some of the most respected figures in the field. Light Moves is curated by Jürgen Simpson and Mary Wycherley and produced by Dance Limerick. Light Moves is supported by the Arts Council, Limerick City and County Council, Dance Limerick and DMARC, University of Limerick. See